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  1. Posts : 16,245
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       #40

    That is bad news for folks who have been doing nicely charging 50 to help customers to upgrade to an os they want.

    Microsoft has asked us to no longer provide this in efforts to keep consumers from downgrading to Windows 7 or switching to Linux. We sincerely hope that you continue to enjoy and use windows 8.1
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  2. Posts : 24,479
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       #41

    Yeah, sadly, I suspect Win 8 is the future of Windows. This is why is a few short years we'll talk about "those old Windows systems" while using Apple (ugh) or one of the many capable Linux distros.
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  3. Posts : 4,049
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #42

    SIW2 said:
    That is bad news for folks who have been doing nicely charging 50 to help customers to upgrade to an os they want.

    Microsoft has asked us to no longer provide this in efforts to keep consumers from downgrading to Windows 7 or switching to Linux. We sincerely hope that you continue to enjoy and use windows 8.1
    Just like the Windows 8 preview Start menu fiasco.

    This sort of behaviour is one of the reasons that MS is despised as a company.
    "You'll do it our way and like it ... OR ELSE!"

    Nice Heinlein quote, SIW2.
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  4. Posts : 328
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       #43

    it seems W7 gained even more marketshare in May.

    I'm really wondering why all the people had purchased W7 licenses and install it now and not years ago?
    I was a die-hard W7 desktop users until a while ago. but then I used W8.1 at work on surface Pro. My mom also has a new laptop with W8 and after I upgraded her to 8.1 and installed Classicshell I have to say it is quite nice, looks like W7, but under the hood it is improved. If I purchased a license now, it would be W8. Obviously I'm not tossing my current W7 licenses and pay money for new ones. but if I had to buy a new license anyway, it would be W8.

    I think the W8 problem is that people used W8 without classicshell and the Metro screen scared everyone away (even on tablet I boot to desktop and never use Metro, I'm not a 3 year old toddler!). Had MS enabled boot-to-desktop and added the start-menu like in W7, it would have been a successful continuation of W7 and 90% of users would have been happy (100% happiness impossible, someone always likes W98 or vista better....)
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  5. Posts : 9,600
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       #44

    Layback Bear said:
    Sooner or later Microsoft is going to figure out something that has been known for 1000's of years...
    And I've told you a million times not to exaggerate!
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  6. Posts : 9,600
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       #45

    SIW2 said:
    No idea why this has turned into a personal thread.

    Irrelevant if I like it or not. It is still not selling.
    And there is the entire point!

    This reminds me of the Studebaker Avanti. It was one heck of a car, well engineered and well built, with a radical new body style (that I personally liked). It didn't sell, however, partially due to Studebaker's tarnished reputation (remember the model you couldn't tell which way it was going to go when parked?) but mostly because it was too radically different from other cars of its era; the public wasn't ready for it yet. Yet, pretty much all of its innovative features were later incorporated in later vehicles, such as the short rear hood and long front hood that the Ford Mustang later had a resounding success with, the low compression engine designed to work with supercharging to bring the compression back up to "normal", giving far more power and better fuel mileage, that has reappeared as turbocharging in most smaller gasoline engines today (and even in pickup trucks; look at F150's Ecoboost), and more luxurious interiors.
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  7. Posts : 9,600
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       #46

    Kari said:
    ...Next screen asks me to sign to my Microsoft account, which I do not want to use in this machine, so naturally I select what Windows documentation asks me to select at this point:
    Which brings me to screen where I can tell Windows I want to continue using my existing (local) account:
    And there is one place where Win 8 loses me. I can't have a M$ account because to do so, M$ DEMANDS that I have all my cookies enabled; not just M$'s cookies but ALL cookies! It's my darned computer and I will determine whose cookies get put on it, not M$!
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  8. Posts : 9,600
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       #47

    Layback Bear said:
    Folks I will in a short post try to explain.

    My poke and go phrase came from watching Microsoft commercials and the opinion I gathered by watching them.
    In my opinion Microsoft is reaching out for such people. (poke and go)

    That does not mean that you can't use Windows 8.xx on a desktop or any way you please to. Many use it on their desktop and like it.

    I have never seen a Microsoft commercial that show the use of a mouse and or keyboard. All the commercials show touch screens so I must assume that is the crowd Microsoft is reaching out for.

    Is Windows 8.xx much more than a touch screen; absolutely and lots of members here have proven that.

    Watch Microsoft's commercials and make your own opinion on who Microsoft is reaching out for with Windows 8.xx.
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  9. Posts : 9,600
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #48

    Kari said:
    I am unsubscribing this thread after posting this, for as I said these arguments are IMO pointless.

    andrew129260 said:
    To me it still takes longer to do simple tasks.
    Name a few "simple tasks" that takes more time to do in Eight that in Seven.

    andrew129260 said:
    Windows 8 should be re-named windows mobile or something, and then have windows 9 be the full desktop/laptop experience.
    Total BS. Windows 8 is just as much a PC OS than Seven, only difference being it has added functionality.

    andrew129260 said:
    I don't need every app taking up my entire screen. I want to multitask. Yes you can snap apps, yes you can resize. But everything is ridiculous giant and cumbersome. It speaks volumes that it has such as low market-share as it does.
    The stupidest BS argument I have ever heard of. If you do not like Store Apps and how they behave, you do not have to use nor see them ever again. The same if you do not like the Start Screen, boot to desktop and never use Start Screen again. Multitask with desktop apps exactly as you do with Windows Seven.

    andrew129260 said:
    Previous versions is a perfect example. It is a fantastic tool and is gone and replaced with the dumber file history. That requires a external hard drive hooked up at all times to restore previous versions of files. What good is that? Why make it harder to do something?
    Again BS. File history does not require an external HDD. For example I am using a separate partition in my system disk for it.

    Over and out,

    Kari
    What was the point of asking those questions if you are going to unsubscribe and not be around to see the answers?
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  10. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #49

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Kari said:
    ...Next screen asks me to sign to my Microsoft account, which I do not want to use in this machine, so naturally I select what Windows documentation asks me to select at this point:
    Which brings me to screen where I can tell Windows I want to continue using my existing (local) account:
    And there is one place where Win 8 loses me. I can't have a M$ account because to do so, M$ DEMANDS that I have all my cookies enabled; not just M$'s cookies but ALL cookies! It's my darned computer and I will determine whose cookies get put on it, not M$!
    Did you misread or misunderstand my post? Steps I described in the post you quote tell exactly how NOT to use Microsoft Account but use (or in case of upgrading 8 to 8.1) continue using a local account with absolutely no email address, Microsoft or any other connected to it. Exactly the same as the local user account in Windows 7.
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